Online sales growth worst in ten years

The annual growth of online shopping recorded its slowest rate in the last ten years, with sales in

While there was no increase in travel bookings or home and garden purchases, electrical sales fell marginally.

Companies with only an online presence made 2 per cent less than 12 months before, according to the figures.

The post-Christmas monthly sales recorded a 22 per cent decrease, a drop that was worse than normal.

Analysts predict 12 per cent market growth in 2010 in online shopping.